Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

As a member of Xiaomi’s more affordable Redmi series, the Note 4 does not have a curved screen, a ceramic body, or the latest flagship hardware like Xiaomi’s more expensive models, but it does pack a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 13MP camera with PDAF into a solid-feeling aluminum chassis. This report is more concerned with its

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 units sold out in 50 seconds

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 units sold out in 50 seconds

Xiaomi understandably turned more than a few heads with the announcement of the Mi Mote 2, also topping things off quickly with the Mi Mix. The latter is yet to officially go on sale, but the wait shouldn’t be long now, if the suggested November 4 date is met. Meanwhile, the Mi Note 2 already had its first sale today and it went incredibly well. In fact, the Mi Note 2 officially broke the Mi 5 record, with its first

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus Announced

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus Announced

Xiaomi announced two new flagship smartphones today. The Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus are updates to the Mi 5 / Mi 5 Pro and Mi 5 Plus phones that were announced at MWC 2016 in February, and pack some new hardware inside a new brushed-aluminum chassis. Both the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC, which itself is an updated version of the popular

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, from $525

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, from $525

Today Xiaomi has introduced its first pair of notebooks and unvieled the Mi Notebook Air family. As the name suggests, these are aimed head first into Apple’s Air line of notebooks, albeit at a very different price point. The laptops feature 12.5” and 13.3” full HD displays and are based on Intel’s Core M as well as Core i5 microprocessors. The price of the

Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini rumored with 5.2-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 652

Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini rumored with 5.2-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 652

The Xiaomi Redmi Pro was announced last week, and today a new rumor out of China says it will soon get a smaller sibling in the company’s portfolio. This will allegedly be called Redmi Pro Mini. The Mini version of the Redmi Pro is said to employ a 5.2-inch OLED touchscreen, down from 5.5″ on the ‘normal’ Pro. The smaller phone won’t keep the bigger one’s dual camera arrangement on the back – it will just have one camera and a dual-tone LED flash. It’s going to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset, which comes with a 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU…

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 review

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 review

Introduction One of the most popular wearables got a massive upgrade this year with the new Xiaomi Mi Band 2. The first Mi Band was a breakthrough because of its battery life, compact size, and bargain price. Then the Mi Band Pulse added a heart-rate sensor, but took the RGB notification LEDs. And now – with the Mi Band 2, Xiaomi fans all around the world are finally getting the display they wished for.

A $600 Xiaomi phone coming this year

A $600 Xiaomi phone coming this year

Known for offering specs-heavy devices at affordable rates, Xiaomi is planning to launch an expensive phone this year. The handset’s price will be around RMB 4,000, which translates into $600 at current exchange rates. Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang made the revelation. He, however, stressed that despite its high price point, the device will still offer more value for money. Sadly, there’s currently nothing

Xiaomi outs a new teaser; likely for the Mi Note 2

Xiaomi outs a new teaser; likely for the Mi Note 2

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has outed a new teaser on Weibo (China’s Twitter). The image in question just says 2>5 with a caption that translates roughly as “Love it, no one lose.” Although it’s a bit difficult to pin point exactly which product the company is teasing, the Mi Note 2 seems a likely candidate as it is currently keeping the rumor mill afloat, as well as has the number ‘2’ in its

Xiaomi Mi Bunny is a smartwatch aimed at kids, costs under $50

Xiaomi Mi Bunny is a smartwatch aimed at kids, costs under $50

Waiting for a Xiaomi smartwatch? Well, your wait is over, and you know what, it costs only $46. Whaaat? Not so fast – it’s not actually the one most of us are waiting for – it’s for kids, silly. Yes, Xiaomi has launched a kid-focused smartwatch dubbed Mi Bunny (cute, isn’t it?). The device offers connectivity options including WiFi and Bluetooth, along with GPS/GLONASS tracking. It also features an SOS

Xiaomi Mi5 – High-End at a Mid-Range Price

Xiaomi Mi5 – High-End at a Mid-Range Price

It’s been over 18 months since Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 back in June 2014, and today the company is finally ready to release the sucessor in the form of the Mi 5. The western launch here in Barcelona was presented by VP of Global, Hugo Barra, and we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to live-blog the event and get a more in-depth hands-on later in the day. The Mi 5 is Xiaomi’s

Xiaomi Mi 4c with Snapdragon 808: Announce

Xiaomi Mi 4c with Snapdragon 808: Announce

 It’s hard to get away from the term ‘flagship killer’ these days in the smartphone space. Alongside the top-model lines from Apple, Samsung, LG and others is a band of half-price, similarly specified handsets with a few minor adjustments skirting on thin margins to offer similar experiences. The OnePlus range has been part of this movement, along with others such as the ASUS

Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Redefining Value Again

Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Redefining Value Again

It’s safe to say that Xiaomi is the most talked-about new brand on the Indian tech scene today. The Chinese company has not spent any money on advertising and in fact seems pretty laid back about all the fuss it has caused by selling good phones at shockingly low prices. Although its unique strategy of using online flash sales has aggravated quite a few customers, we must remember that Xiaomi is still a startup

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 gets certified in China

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 gets certified in China

Despite its competitively priced and quite successful smartphone line of late, Xiaomi has also been trying its hand at a number of other gadgets and tech. Routers, battery packs, smart wearables and night lights, you name it and Xiaomi probably has it, wrapper up in its signature Apple-like viral design. Tablets also have a place on the list, albeit with only one model to date the Xiaomi Mi Pad. Now, more than a year into its lifespan,

Xiaomi Mi Note: First Impressions

Xiaomi Mi Note: First Impressions

Xiaomi put out a number of teasers about release of a new flagship device earlier this month. Obviously, the Internet went into a frenzy and started speculating that the company was going to show off the Mi5. There were also other rumours floating around that two devices were going to be launched. The first rumour turned out to be false even before the launch event, when Xiaomi refuted it publicly, whereas the second

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and Mi Note

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and Mi Note

Xiaomi has been a significant part of the Android ecosystem for a number of years – even before they had ever launched a phone, they were already getting some level of attention from XDA-Developers and other custom ROM communities in the form of ports for MIUI. The launch of the Mi1 smartphone went almost unnoticed in places like the US, and compared to something like the Galaxy S2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G: The Other Brother

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G: The Other Brother

It really hasn’t been that long since the Xiaomi Redmi Note was launched, and in our review we found it to be a fantastic device for the price. Just like the Chinese giant’s previous launches, the Redmi Note set a new bar for the sort of features and performance one can expect in its market category. Xiaomi announced a 4G version of the Redmi Note alongside the original, priced Rs. 1,000 higher, though

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime: Same Price, Better Value

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime: Same Price, Better Value

Not too long after launching the Redmi 2, Xiaomi has released a mid-lifecycle refresh called the Redmi 2 Prime. The new release, which is more of a variant than a whole new model, brings a slight but significant bump to the spec sheet which will help the company fend off fresh competition. The Redmi 2 is sticking around at its recently reduced price which allows the new Redmi 2 Prime to step in at its predecessor’s